This year, Atlanta StartUp Week took things up a notch!
Atlanta StartUp Week took place from May 8-12 and along with the events we have all come accustomed to during the five-day celebration a new event was added to the mix, an awards night, to cap off the week and celebrate the city’s most successful innovators, pioneers, and companies.
It was a night spent with nearly 200 of Atlanta’s biggest players in the startup ecosystem and a chance for businesses and the people impacting the Atlanta StartUp scene to be recognized for their work. Converge was especially excited for the event as we were nominated under the category, Art Of The Pivot and ended up taking home the award!
The finalist for this year’s Atlanta Startup Awards:
Best Social Impact Startup: Acivilate, Goodr, LaaSer Critical Communications, Mini City, S.T.E.M. STARS, Vayando,
Scrappiest Startup: DigitalCrafts, LaBlaq Creativ, LeadUp, NeuroLex Laboratories, UNpopular Style, Urban Geekz
Top Community Builder: Michael Tavani and Dave Payne, Carlos Gonzalez and Porsha Thomas
Lifetime Achievement: Grace Fricks, Chris Klaus, Ashish Mistry
Art of The Pivot: Converge, Goodwipes, Shouty
Top Impact Player: Jen Bonnett, Katharine Mobley, Allen Nance, Dave Payne, Bridgett Rich Best B2B Startup: Gather Technologies, GreenPrint, Student Bridge, stable | kernel, UserIQ
Best B2C Startup: Hirewire, Roadie and Urban Tree Cidery
And the winners:
Best Social Impact Startup: LaaSer Critical Communications
Scrappiest Startup: DigitalCrafts
Top Community Builder: Michael Tavani and Dave Payne
Lifetime Achievement: Grace Fricks
Art of the Pivot: Converge
Top Impact Player: Dave Payne
Best B2B Startup: Customer growth platform UserIQ
Best B2C Startup: Roadie
For its inaugural year Startup Atlanta created an opportunity to bring together the stars of the Atlanta StartUp community and recognize a multitude of companies and people. The public had a chance to vote on finalists for nearly two weeks and winners were announced during the awards celebration at The Gathering Spot.